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Mar 20, 2011 10:30am EDT
in japan later but first to libya and our correspondent mark phillips who joins us from tripoli. well, mark, these planes carried out a heavy bombing attack. no question about that. but it appears at this point that qaddafi is not backing away. >> that's right, bob. his reaction has been the usual kind of bluster and defiance. he's been on tv twice here. he's been on tv. we've heard him on tv calling in on the telephone. he hasn't given away his position by actually appearing in person for reasons of self-preservation i suppose. but he said basically that this will unite libya. he says he's opened up the armorys of the country to arm the civilians against the threat of invasion by these crusader forces, as he calls them. but i think the real question here is just how serious a wound he has sustained this time. whether this is just another glancing blow or whether this is in any way a mortal wound on moammar qaddafi. he's a survivor. he has for four 40-plus years here. what will really determine the course of events now i think is what the sense of the general population to his s
Mar 6, 2011 10:30am EST
. >> schieffer: good morning again. we begin today with senator kerry. thank you for joining us, senator but before we talk here's the latest from libya. there is heavy fighting along the libyan coast. qaddafi's forces retook the town as libyan planes launched air strikes against rebels on the ground. although the rebels captured the key oil port city yesterday, they are under heavy attack there today as well as in the cities of zawiyah, cities both outside tripoli the capital. for more let's go to mark phillips who is in tripoli this morning. mark, what's the latest? >> well, bob, the situation here can best be described as murky this morning. both sides are effectively claiming victory. at least the government side is proclaiming a kind of victory saying that it has recaptured several of the towns which the rebel forces have taken over the past week. and the streets here in tripoli were full this morning of people celebrating and firing guns in celebration in the air. but the situation on the ground appears to be unsettled one way of describing it. >> schieffer: where do you see this endin
Mar 27, 2011 10:30am EDT
in tripoli. bring us up to speed, liz. >> reporter: well, let's begin in yemen where the beleaguered president has been unable to quash the demonstrations. he's now been forced to say, okay, i'll go within hours if necessary but i have to be able to go with dignity. meanwhile the security situation is unraveling. we just heard that islamic militants have seized a weapons factory in the south of the country. now over in syria where things got very violent last week, amnesty international estimates 55 people have been killed by the security forces in one town alone, now president assad has made some concessions to release 260 prisoners, for example, but it hasn't worked. we have huge demonstrations again today. many of them sparked by the funerals of those killed earlier in the week. in jordan things are a little quieter. the king though has been forced to offer concessions there to keep the peace including some measures that would limit his own power. bob? >> schieffer: and you haven't even brought up where you are in libya. what's the situation there? >> well, the rebels made a drama
Mar 13, 2011 10:30am EDT
here seems to blink except for me because i'm not as used to earthquakes here as the people who have grown up here their whole lives. it really is... it's been a very sad and frustrating situation for many of the people here. >> schieffer: thank you so much. obviously you're going to stay on the job there. we really appreciate it. >> thank you, bob. >> schieffer: harry smith, our man on the move, who was just back from the middle east is in tokyo this morning which for all the troubles he is returning to reel... which for all the troubles is returning to relative normalcy. what's the latest there? >> stunning difference between friday and today. at the big airport wide open. business as usual. the only difference i would say we saw there was there were numerous crews, rescue crews that had clearly been flown in there and were about to be deployed up north. as star as downtown tokyo is concerned wech didn't see a single vestige of earthquake damage. people were strolling through the park. it was a sunday afternoon as if nothing had happened. >> schieffer: but that is very much in cont
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